Clinical Services

New National Asthma Strategy to be Developed

30 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A new National Asthma Strategy will be developed to address the toll the condition has on the lives of more than two million Australians.



Health Ombudsman to Report on Hospital Waiting Lists

27 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The performance of Queensland public hospitals in reducing surgical waiting lists and treating patients on time will soon be audited and reported by the independent Health Ombudsman.


Infectious Disease Expert Appointed

27 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Federal Government has appointed the University of Sydney's Professor Lyn Gilbert to advise on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, in the event of an Ebola outbreak.


More Than One Third of Deaths By Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease

27 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has indicated that cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were the underlying causes of almost 53,000, or 36%, of deaths in 2011.


Innovative Pharmacist of the Year Award Announced

22 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Implementation Pilot team, led by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Queensland President, Professor Lisa Nissen, has received the prestigious University of Technology Sydney Innovative Pharmacist of the Year award.


Cleaning up hospital laundry services

22 October, 2014 by ahhb


Tributes flow for Gough Whitlam

21 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The announcement of Mr Whitlam's death was made by his family in a statement. Antony, Nicholas and Stephen Whitlam and Catherine Dovey – said he was “a loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families and for millions of Australians.”


Townsville Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Opens

21 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Townsville Hospital's stand-alone paediatric intensive care unit has opened today, completing a  full suite of intensive care services for children and adults at the hospital.


Study Shows Gradual Weight Loss is No Better than Quick Weight Loss

16 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

New research by the University of Melbourne has found that losing weight slowly, as recommended by current dietary guidelines, does not necessarily mean there is less change of weight gain.



Ebola Epidemic Could Reach 10,000 New Cases a Week

15 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Ebola epidemic is still spreading in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and projections show there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week by early December, the World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward says.


Wesley Unveils $20 million Operating Theatre Upgrade

14 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

 The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane has unveiled its new $20 million theatre expansion and upgrade project.


New Guide to Providing Pharmacy Services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

14 October, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has published The Guide to providing pharmacy services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure pharmacists are being responsive to the health beliefs, practices, culture and linguistic needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Standard 3: Preventing and controlling ?healthcare associated infections

13 October, 2014 by Ryan Mccann

At least half of healthcare associated infections are thought to be preventable. Data from Australia and overseas show that the rate of healthcare associated infections is reduced when specific interventions are put in place and maintained. These interventions also reduce the risk of developing resistant infectious agents and control the spread of healthcare associated infections to other people, such as patients and healthcare professionals.


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